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Tuesday, 07 August 2012 12:02

Help someboday today

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Elderly women receive potatoes as a member of Greece’s extreme right Golden Dawn with T-shirt of his party stands at Athens’ main Syntagma Square, opposite parliament, on Wednesday, Aug. 1. The volunteers checked ID cards of the public before handing Greek citizens food that included milk cartons, pasta, potatoes and olive oil. Senior party members openly support a policy of granting Greek citizenship based on racial identity. The party has stepped up its charity effort as Greece is suffering through a fifth year of recession, with rapidly rising rates of poverty and unemployment. Elderly women receive potatoes as a member of Greece’s extreme right Golden Dawn with T-shirt of his party stands at Athens’ main Syntagma Square, opposite parliament, on Wednesday, Aug. 1. The volunteers checked ID cards of the public before handing Greek citizens food that included milk cartons, pasta, potatoes and olive oil. Senior party members openly support a policy of granting Greek citizenship based on racial identity. The party has stepped up its charity effort as Greece is suffering through a fifth year of recession, with rapidly rising rates of poverty and unemployment. AP Photo: Thanassis Stavrakis

In 1904 Carrie E. Breck penned one of my dad’s favorite songs. It is called “Help Somebody Today.” The refrain reminds the listener to offer assistance to those in need” “Let sorrow be ended, the friendless befriended.” 


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Diane Adam

Diane Adam is the current editor of The Greek Star newspaper. She came to the newspaper in 1994, after having worked as an English teacher in Kato Patissia, Athens, Greece. Active in the Greek-American community, Diane served as a board member of the Hellenic Foundation and the Hellenic American Women’s Council. She and her husband, George, reside in the northwest suburbs.

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